This past Friday, Music Fog hit the milestone of TEN MILLION views on our YouTube channel. It was just 8 weeks ago that we hit 9 million, which happened on 4/20 - an apropos date for sure! We believe in bringing you performance videos that shine a light on Americana artists who can really sing and really play their instruments. Unfortunately that is something of a novelty in this age of auto tuning and studio manipulation. We believe that you should be able to search and find good quality versions of songs, not shaky phone videos from half way back in the audience, with audio where half the time you can’t hear the vocals. We thank you, Music Fog tribe, for continuing to visit our sites: on the web, on Facebook, on YouTube, by RSS feed, or by Twitter.
This experiment in music showcasing couldn’t have happened even five years ago. And especially in light of how uninspiring most radio is these days, it is great to be able to go on one’s own hunt for cool music and then share it with friends. We thank you for doing that with our videos, and for making the Americana Revolution a reality on the pages of Music Fog. Of course, nothing is perfect, and as we are at the 3 ½ year mark of the Music Fog era, it is still a mystery to us all that we haven’t found a sponsor to sustain this mission as a full time business for us Foggers. No matter, we continue to do it, and to grow the audience. Will still believe that one day things will change and allow us to give up our day jobs. Someday!
Tokyo Rosenthal has today’s tune, “There Is No Perfect Love,” originally found on his Ghosts album in 2010. He has found truth and beauty with a recent move to Chapel Hill, North Carolina, which has allowed him to team up with the famed producer and musician Chris Stamey from the dB’s. Prior to that, Toke kicked around in Rhode Island, New York, and Los Angeles, with his groups Harpo and Slapshot and Treo Gato, and recording under his own name as well. And let’s face it, we should all have a nickname as cool as Toke! For his Music Fog moment during the Spring Marathon at Threadgill’s WHQ in March, he brought Charlie Chamberlin to accompany him on mando. Here is the Music Fog version of “There Is No Perfect Love.”
-- Jessie Scott